Q. How do I request a book that we don’t own?

Answer

If you've searched the Library Catalog and are unable to find the book you need, go to ConnectNY or WorldCat to expand your search.  Books found in those catalogs can be requested and delivered to Skidmore for you.  When the book arrives you will receive an email notification.  Please pick up your book at the Circulation desk. This service is managed by the Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department.

1. ConnectNY (Delivery in 2-3 days) This catalog contains the holdings of 18 academic libraries in New York State - a total of 8+ million items. 

  • Search the catalog 
  • Click the Title of the book 
  • Click the Request button
  • Select Skidmore as your institution
  • Type your Skidmore username and password 

2. WorldCat (Delivery in 5-7 days) WorldCat, which includes items from over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

  • Search the catalog 
  • Click the Title of the book 
  • Find and click "Request via ILL"
  • Log into your ILLiad account by typing your Skidmore username and password 
  • Click "Submit Request" on the bottom of the request form

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